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Re: [opensuse] Partition filled up
  • From: Bob S <911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:47:34 -0400
  • Message-id: <200910262347.34530.911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 26 October 2009 07:39:44 Anton Aylward wrote:
Bob S said the following on 10/26/2009 03:45 AM:
Yes, and that gives me the "/" or root/primary/basic directory that I
know is the filled partition. How does that help me? What does that
number 75112312 mean?

I don't mean to be insulting, but have you read the manual page for du?

No, not insulting at all. Some things need to be clarified Yes I have read the
man page but quite some time ago and recognized the du command and did not go
back to verify the command. options I am not very good at understanding man
pages though while getting senile at the same time.

From the POSIX version ( :-) )

By default, the du utility shall write to standard output
the size of the file space allocated to, and the size of
the file space allocated to each subdirectory of, the file
hierarchy rooted in each of the specified files.


-s Instead of the default output, report only the total
sum for each of the specified files.

Does that explain the numbers?

Well, I am not sure. When I use the -s option I get a single line with the
number 8032. 8032 what? That number doesn't seem right to me. When I use
the du -k --max-depth=2 | sort -n I get that huge long list of partitions and
numbers which the last of is the . partition and the number is 75112312. I
would just like to understand what I am looking at.

Never mind though, I am about to go follow your advice from your next email
giving me a procedure to follow. I do remember using the -x option in single
user mode and seeing three very large hidden .thumbnail files though.

Probably post the results of your advice tomorrow. Getting pretty late here

Bob S
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